Khary Pryce, pictured above, is a sophomore on Women’s Tennis team. She is from Baltimore, MD and is involved on campus with many organizations outside and within athletics. Khary is a facilitator for the Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP), and a member of the Black Ivy Pre-Law Society. Most recently, Khary was named president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
What has been you experience as a Cornell Athlete?
"My experience as a Cornell student athlete has been a unique one that I wouldn’t trade for anything. My team specifically has had its highs and lows, but I’ve learned so much about discipline, patience and teamwork while making some great memories along the way. Being a student-athlete is a privilege in and of itself so I’m happy I can use my influence to enhance our Cornell community in any way possible. "
"As amazing as my experience has been so far, being a female athlete of color can be an isolating and exhausting experience. Being “the only” or one of few in every athletic space (or any space on campus) can lend itself to ignorance, tokenism, and abandoning parts of myself to fit in. I know I needed a space where I could have a voice, celebrate being a female athlete of color, and connect with girls like myself on other teams. WOCA is about building a community and having an outlet/safe space to come back to as I navigate this unique experience we have and I’m so grateful for it!"